Indian clerics to return home from Pakistan
The two Indian clerics, who went missing in Pakistan and later resurfaced in Karachi, will be back in Delhi on Monday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has announced.
“I just spoke to Syed Nazim Ali Nizami in Karachi. He told me that they are safe and will be back in Delhi tomorrow,” she tweeted on Sunday.
Syed Asif Ali Nizami, the head priest or “Sajjadanashin” of the Dargah in Delhi, and his relative Nazim Ali Nizami, had gone missing during a visit to Pakistan.
The clerics travelled to Lahore on March 14. The Hindu had reported that Nazim Ali Nizami was detained in the Lahore airport on March 15 for inadequate travel papers and subsequently Syed Asif Ali Nizami was also detained, reportedly at Karachi airport.
The news of their return came soon after Ms. Swaraj announced on Saturday that she had spoken to Pakistan Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz about the two, who had travelled to Karachi on March 8 to be with their relatives and visit Sufi shrines in Pakistan.
(Source: The Hindu)